How to Purchase Real Estate With Self-Directed IRA

Become a savvy investor by learning how to purchase real estate with self-directed IRA! Get the most out of your IRA by using it to purchase bargain real estate. I’ll show you how.

I’m Ted Thomas, and you are about to be surprised and delighted.

I’ve been around the tax lien certificate business for the last 30 years. This is a business of massive abundance, and I’ll show you how to take advantage of it.


According to Investopedia, “A self-directed individual retirement account (SDIRA) is a type of individual retirement account (IRA) that can hold various alternative investments normally prohibited from regular IRAs. Although a custodian or trustee administers the account, it’s directly managed by the account holder, which is why it’s called self-directed.”

It’s important the account be truly self-directed if you plan to invest in real estate.

IRA accounts were originally investment accounts to invest in banks and insurance companies. The laws have been broadened, and IRA accounts now include real estate investments.

Can you purchase real estate with self-directed IRA? Yes, you can, and I can show you how to do it for cents on the dollar by investing in Tax Liens and Tax Deeds


illinois tax lien certificate

Tax liens are pieces of paper, certificates of authenticity, that demonstrate that the holder of the certificate paid someone else’s property tax, and now the certificate holder has a claim to an outrageously high return, anywhere from 16% to 36%.

When the property owner comes forward and pays the certificate, it will be returned for a cash payment.

This system of collection has been in use by local counties for over 200 years. It works in all counties across the United States.

The counties have a need for revenue to pay school teachers, police, firefighters and county employees. They sell tax lien certificates to acquire this revenue.

The property owner is not evicted, not thrown out of the property. So the investor, that’s you, does not get possession of the property. The investor receives a tax lien certificate. This is a lien, a right to income from that property.

If the certificate is unpaid, the county will award the property to the certificate holder.

Thousands of tax lien certificates are sold every year. It doesn’t matter or make any difference whether you want to start with $50 or $50,000. There is opportunity in all counties and municipalities across the United States.

Investors and entrepreneurs can expect 5,000 auctions nationwide.


tax defaulted property investingIn other states, which I refer to as tax deed states, a different and more impactful process has been authorized by the legislature. This process is severe and final and approved by the state government.

The legislature has authorized the county treasurer to levy taxes on all properties and to collect those taxes, and if the property owner fails to pay, to seize, confiscate the property, sell it at an auction and use the revenue to pay taxes.


Tax lien certificates are a passive investment. You invest your money directly with the county. Your return will come directly from the county plus the profit.

Self-directed IRA accounts may also invest in tax deeds. The documentation is slightly different. However, the winning bidder will earn tax deferred dollars on the margin between the purchase price and the selling price.


We hope you enjoyed Ted’s lesson, “How to Purchase Real Estate With Self-Directed IRA”

You can purchase real estate with a traditional IRA or ROTH IRA, as long as your IRA is self-directed.

An incredibly powerful combination is taking advantage of the tax benefits of your self-directed IRA and using it to purchase property at a tax sale.

At a tax deed auction, you can purchase mortgage-free properties for 10, 20, or 30 cents on the dollar.

If you’re interested in a passive investment, you could purchase tax lien certificates, which pay interest rates as high as 36%.

Tax lien certificates are secured secured by real estate, so if you don’t get paid, then you get the property, and you get it without a mortgage.

If you’d like to learn more about investing in real estate, there’s no one more qualified to teach you than Ted Thomas, America’s leading authority on tax lien certificates and tax defaulted property investing.

I have a free gift for you, a 1-hour, streaming-video master course that will teach you how to secure your retirement with one of the safest high yielding investments available and how to generate massive cash flow and residual income streams.

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Ted Thomas

Ted Thomas is America’s Leading Authority on Tax Lien Certificates and Tax Deed Auctions, as well as a publisher and author of more than 30 books. His guidebooks on Real Estate have sold in four corners of the world. He has been teaching people just like you for over 30 years how to buy houses in good neighborhoods for pennies on the dollar. He teaches how to create wealth with minimum risk and easy-to-learn methods.

The Ted Thomas Difference:

  • Ted is recognized as America’s Tax Lien Certificate & Tax Deed Authority and has been helping people with investing in tax defaulted properties for over 30 years.
  • Ted has built a team of certified coaches that have 70 combined years of auction experience and are available to his students by phone to guide and mentor you to avoid getting overwhelmed or worse, losing money
  • Ted has ironclad PROOF that what he is teaching you does work. With hundreds of successful students providing testimonials and a 4.9 Google rating which is unheard of in this industry.
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